By Chernor Ojuku Sesay
Cocorioko Correpondent in Freetown
Monday November 7, 2005
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Frederick Carew would meet journalists to make a few clarification on the latest press release issued by SLAJ regarding the state of the late For Di People (FDP) acting Editor, Harry Yansanehs matter and other related issues”.
It should be recalled that the late Mr. Yansaneh was brutalised on the orders of Hon. Fatmata Hassan (SLPP) by hired thugs and three of her children who later fled to the United Kingdom shortly before the death of the FDP Editor.
The incident which occured in July this year at the No-1 Short street building in Freetown, where the FDP offices were located was witnesed by a number of people including journalists. Following the death of Harry Yansaneh, there was outcry from almost all sectors of the public including local and international human rights organisations and many others, demanding that Hon. Hassan and her thugs brought to justice.
A Coroners Inquest presided over by magistrate Adrian Fisher was then set up by govrnment to look into the cause of death of the FDP Editor. Many witnesses testifed and Cornor Fisher in passing judgement recommended that Hon. Hassan and the other accused persons be remanded in custody unitl a proper hearing of the matter commences. Howoever, barely 24 hours upon passing judgement the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Frederick Carew manipulated the judical process and Hon. Hassan was released under circumstances that are still unclear.